Marine Scotland

  • Model Movements

    12th October 2017 by

    This morning, Marine Scotland has published a report on approaches for modelling harbour seal movement. This type of information is important because it may be able to help predict the consequences of environmental change, such as the establishment and operation of marine renewable energy, on the distribution and movement of seal populations. The work, undertaken by the...

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  • Clyde 2020 – Sampling the sediment

    11th October 2017 by

    Alba na Mara

    Duration: 13-17 October 2017 Fishing Gear: Craib corer Day Grab – 0.1m2 Autosieve (0.5mm & 1mm mesh sieves) CTD Objectives: To map spatial distribution of sediment characteristics, infauna composition, pore-water nutrients and organic matter content within the inner Firth of Clyde, Clyde sea lochs and Clyde Estuary. To map the relationship between mean particle grain...

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  • Meet our scientists – Dr Carey Fraser

    10th October 2017 by

    Meet the scientist logo

    Who are you and what do you do? I am Carey Fraser. I work 30 hours a week and spend half of my week as Science Operations Programme Manager for Marine Scotland Science, and half on secondment as Head of Professional Development for Science in the Scottish Government. Why is what you do important? Science...

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  • The Buckland Foundation lecture – 12 October 2017

    3rd October 2017 by

    Fish Haul

    The Buckland Foundation: Stewards of the Sea: Returning Power to Fishers Thursday 12 October 2017, The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA, 16.30 for 17.00. Free Entry & Refreshments Available. The Scottish presentation of the 2017 Buckland Lecture will be in the Byre Theatre at the University of St Andrews on Thursday 12 October...

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  • The genetic stock identification of European Atlantic salmon

    29th September 2017 by

    Salmon Genetics tree

    Marine Scotland scientists, including senior author Dr John Gilbey, Eef Cauweiler and Lee Stradmeyer,  have been involved in a recent publication in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The publication, which is the results of a collaboration between researchers from laboratories in 11 countries from across Europe, provides the most comprehensive geographical coverage for an Atlantic salmon data-set for genetic stock...

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  • Joint Warrior Training Activity: 30th September – 12th October 2017

    27th September 2017 by

    Exercise JOINT WARRIOR 172 (JW172) will take place between 30 September and 12 October 2017, delivered by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff (JTEPS) from Faslane. It is a programme of exercises conducted across the UK by land forces, warships, submarines and aircraft from 14 Nations. The majority of the maritime and air activity will be focussed...

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  • The Scotia went to CTD to see what she could ADCP

    25th September 2017 by

    Scotia in Scapa Flow by Michael Stewart

    Duration: 6-16 October 2017 Gear Sea-Bird CTDs (Conductivity, Pressure & Depth), ADCP (Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler) instrumentation and AL-200 frame, water filtering equipment, bacteria sampling and experimental equipment, including bacterial culture equipment with CO2 gas enrichment (HWU), mooring equipment and recovery trawl. Objectives Test the CTD in the Buchan Deep off Peterhead  Perform hydrographic sampling...

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  • Knowing your parasites – inside and out

    20th September 2017 by

    Dr Campbell Pert

    Ensuring Scotland’s marine environment is managed effectively and sustainable is crucial for future generations – and this includes, literally, all creatures great and small. To support this, in September,  representatives from Marine Scotland, Aberdeen University and the University of Cape Town hosted a two day MASTS-funded workshop in Aberdeen focussing on “Parasites of Commercially Important Marine Fish Species and...

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  • IA2017 – Eutrophication is still a problem in some areas

    18th September 2017 by

    OSPAR banner

    Eutrophication is the result of excessive enrichment of water with nutrients. This can cause accelerated growth of algae (phytoplankton) and plants. This may result in an undesirable disturbance to the balance of organisms present and ultimately to a decline in the overall water quality. Eutrophication is not always a local problem. Water masses continuously move...

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  • Surveying Scotland’s Priority Marine Features

    15th September 2017 by

    Alba na Mara

    Duration: 21 September – 10 October 2017 Gear New drop/lander frame + calibration mesh HD TV system + lights Armoured cable + spare + axle stands Stereo TV system  Background and Objectives 1617A will survey the waters around the Small Isles Marine Protected Area (MPA). The primary objective of this survey is to survey monitoring...

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